Rated 5 out of 5 by UkeGirl A GREAT Bag
I bought this bag to use as my carry-on and purse for a 10-day trip to Africa. It was GREAT! I was able to get all of my necessary carry-on items (travel toiletries, magazines, pens, make-up, and an extra set of clothes) into the bag. I had it so full that I couldn't zip it going over, but without the extra set of clothes coming back it zipped perfectly.
It was a bit large to carry for a purse, but I was glad to have the extra room while there. I was able to easily fit a 1/2 inch 3-ring binder inside with all the other things I needed each day.
This bag is tough and stood up to the daily going, the dust, and the travel.
I highly recommend it.
July 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gramto9 Very Useful Tote!
I find this bag will hold a lot of things when I travel to CA.
I used it on Mother's Day to bring all my gifts back to my apartment.
My purse fit into it nicely and I only had one bag to carry.
A very good buy and it's pretty too!
May 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 12BeansShopper Nice and Roomy
I have found this very bright tote bag to be very roomy as well as handy to carry with the long straps. It has held a soft lunch bag (completely stuffed with containers), ipad, magazines, small purse, umbrella, kindle, water bottle, a small toiletries bag and a folded raincoat with a little room to spare. It will work very well as a second carry-on bag for train travel or a second "purse" bag. The water resistant bottom is definitely a bonus as well. The one thing that I found is that the top of the straps could be a little thicker or should lay flat if you are carrying it all day as your day bag.
May 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by dd22 Great bag
So many bags are heavy before you even put anything into them! I was looking for a lightweight bag that could serve multiple functions on 2 upcoming trips and still be able to act as a carry on for the airlines. I also wanted a shoulder bag so that my hands are free to hold onto kids, wheel a suitcase etc. It looks like it will be perfect for my use and the zippered pockets, especially the large one on the front of the bag, can function as my wallet/purse and not have to carry a separate bag. Having a zippered closure on the main compartment and other zippered pockets is really important to me as I hate open bags where things can fall out and get lost. The color is nice but I would have preferred the solid purple/black version but that was on backorder and would not arrive until after my first trip. I've always been happy with LL Bean's quality so I'm sure this will hold up well
April 29, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by baglady56 Flimsie
The fabric was too thin. No organization inside. Liked the color. Carried it one week and put it up.
April 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by marqpl Wonderful bag
I had the same reaction as the other positive reviews: good quality, great color and print, big enough for large laptop, many useful pockets. I tried using the "purse pocket" for credit cards, ID, cash and coin, but found it cumbersome, although it might just take practice, but it would have been better if the zipper went on 3 sides of that pocket, not just two.
As for KCtravels' complaint about attaching it to the telescoping handles of another case, that just needs an explanatory tag or photo. I figured it out by accident: on the back side #which is not shown in any photos#, the black "stripe" which looked just decorative, can be pulled away so that it slips over the luggage handles, and the Velcro reattaches between the two sides of the telescoping handles to keep it stable. Sorry, should have taken a photo, it's hard to describe.
I would also have preferred at least one divider inside the big main section of the tote because things got lost in such a large cavity. But it was a wonderful place to stash coat/scarf/gloves while traveling to warm beach vacation.
April 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LynLLBeanShopper wonderful tote
I love this tote! It's just the right size for me to carry all my things ....I carry a small purse that I can take into the stores but like to have my iPad and camera with me and well as a bottle of water. Plenty large enough to take along my 15" lap top if needed. This bag is light weight but study enough to hold all my heavy belongings....the color and design are beautiful...nice for spring....
April 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ZiaTraveler Best tote Ever!I
I ordered this tote three days before my trip, and when I received it, the extra shipping charges were worth every penny. The print is bright but not obnoxious, and there are so many pockets. The straps, however seem a little long, but good for carrying on your shoulder.
April 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by happygranny6 just what I was looking for
I was very pleased with this purchase- the bag is sturdy, well-made and attractive. It's roomy and has compartments inside. I wanted it for a cruise and will use it as my all-purpose "tote". I especially like that it has a secure closure for the top of the bag and long enough straps to make it easy to carry over the shoulder.
March 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sydneylu Color is misleading
This is a beautiful and well-made bag. However, the color is much more green than it appears in the photos. I would definitely call this color teal-green, not teal-blue. I got this to use as a nursing bag in my job as a home-health nurse because I thought it would look good with my work uniforms. Unfortunately, the color combination is not as pretty as I had hoped. I am going to keep this bag though, because it is a great size and it has lots of pockets which are perfect for organizing and storing my work equipment.
March 3, 2015